Music / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan and organise compositions with an understanding of style and convention, including drawing upon Australian music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAMUM102)

Elaborations
  • planning, recording and communicating ideas in different musical styles, including Australian music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, using specialised notation and terminology
  • combining and manipulating the elements of music using repetition, variation and contrast to shape compositions
  • composing and arranging music using the elements of music to communicate style and genre, and considering contemporary Australian styles and emerging genres such as Aboriginal hip hop and mash up and classical fusion of instrumentation such as symphonic orchestra and didgeridoo
  • exploring and manipulating combinations of electronic and acoustic sounds to create new works, using technology as a composition tool and sound source
  • Considering viewpoints – psychology: For example – How does music used in games or film influence and stimulate an emotional response in an audience?
  • experimenting with contemporary media and recording techniques to create and refine original compositions and arrangements
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Aboriginal art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Composing (Music),  Music styles

Interactive Resource

The Whitlams meet the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Whitlams meet the Sydney Symphony Orchestra was produced through a partnership between the Sydney Opera House and the NSW Department of Education (then the NSW Department of Education and Training). It consists of an interview (divided into eight video clips) with Tim Freedman from The Whitlams and conductor Ben Northey ...

Teacher resource

Rap it up

This is a resource that focuses on rapping. It features three videos of Australian Poetry Slam champion Luka Lesson; two audio backing tracks; three activity sheets; a musical and poetic elements sheet; teacher notes including suggestions for extension activities in other learning areas; a glossary; and a link to the ARTS:LIVE ...

Teacher resource

Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: electives

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works from Mahler ('Third movement' from 'Symphony no 1') and Tchaikovsky ('Trepak' and 'March' from 'Nutcracker Suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials ...

Teacher resource

Composing as inspired by Gordon Hamilton SNAP

This set of resources focuses on composition. Students listen to and analyse the orchestral work, SNAP, by Australian composer Gordon Hamilton. They develop their own skills in composition and perform and record their own piece. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO exploring the work SNAP with musicians from the Tasmanian ...

Interactive Resource

Figure - iTunes app

Create songs using this music production software that gives you drums, bass and lead synth. Choose your key and tempo, types of drums and rhythm, range, scale steps, pitch options for lead and bass. Can mix and save to app or sign up and share compositions on the developer's website. Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

Interactive Resource

Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.

Moving Image

Songmakers - How to rule the music world

This series of short films and accompanying resources explores song writing, music production and the Australian music industry. It is a structured series of clips from a video recording of a question and answer sessions between students and music producers, broken into short segments of students performing original compositions, ...

Teacher resource

Arranging as inspired by Lisa Cheney and Liszt Nuages Gris

This set of resources focuses on arranging music. Students listen to and analyse Nuages Gris, a piano piece by Franz Liszt, as arranged for orchestra by Lisa Cheney, then create and perform their own arrangement. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO exploring extended techniques in music with musicians of the Tasmanian ...

Video

Doesn't Everybody Want a Golden Guitar, 1995: How to be a country music star

This clip shows a number of music industry professionals, including the legendary country music personality John 'Mr Hoedown' Minson, talking about what they believe it takes to be a success in the country music scene. It also features country music hopeful Mark O'Shea and an excerpt from a performance by one of Australia's ...

Video

Doesn't Everybody Want a Golden Guitar, 1995: A tribute to Tamworth

This clip shows country music singer Jane Saunders performing 'Life in a Small Town' and features three Tamworth residents talking about what makes their country town a good place to live. These tributes and Saunders's performance are interspersed in a montage of everyday life in Tamworth that includes shots of the main ...